My sister recently celebrated her birthday and my gift to her was these gorgeous DIY button earrings. Me being me, I sent her a crafty present to keep her busy which had me walking around my local Hobby Lobby in search of the perfect gift. While walking around the store I noticed these gorgeous rhinestone buttons in the fabric section. I walked over and knew exactly what I needed to do.
The good news was that they were nicely sized, about that of a nickel and they were only $3.99. Wow! I couldn’t imagine finding anything in the jewelry section that cheap! And since like any crafter I have tons of E-6000 and earring posts lying around, I knew that in addition to her crafty store-bought gift, she’d also be rocking some awesomely sparkly ears. And since we’re both into the sparkly and I think these are gorgeous, I know she’s going to be so happy with these DIY button earrings!
For this project you will need:
- Pretty buttons (here are the ones I purchased) but there are lots of others just as pretty!)
- Earring posts and backs
- Nippers and a knife
I was surprised to realize that my button backs were actually plastic rather than metal. But since I already had the metal nippers out I used them to knock the loop off of the back.
You want to make the back as smooth as possible, so carve away any of the loop that is still raised up with a sharp knife, like an x-acto knife or pocket knife.
Put a nice, healthy dollop of E-6000 onto the flat of your earring post and hold for a bit until the glue starts to become tacky.
When tacky push the post down onto the back and situate so that the post is as straight as possible.
And here they are, all sparkly and gorgeous. The total cost for my sister’s earrings was $3.99 since I had everything else already on hand. If you ask me, the project is a total steal and an amazing gift!
What do you think? Would you have known these were buttons and not store bought earrings? Will you be making your own DIY button earrings?